I was having a conversation via phone with a friend the other day. In the midst of her dialouge to me, she said “…the only thing we need to worry about…”. Wow. Instantly, Jesus gave me revelation. It is so easy to quickly confess what is no longer our MO back into our lives. Allow me too explain.
Before Jesus, I worried about darn near everything. There were a lot of “What if’s?”, but when you recieve Jesus as your Lord, He tells us not to worry (Matt 6:34). However, that’s not what inspired this blog. What insipred this blog was her confession”…the only thing we need to worry about…”. Firstly, let’s make one thing clear, this is not to pick on my friend. She is a confident and prosperous woman of God. We all, present co. included, make mistakes and say the wrong thing on a daily basis.
Nonetheless, the confession was negative. We, as children of God, don’t need to worry about anything. And don’t try to soften your “worry” with “I’m not worried Nicole, I’m concerned“. Boo boo, ain’t no difference. Jesus didn’t say cast your cares on me but keep your concerns. He said :
Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully[1 Peter 5:7, (AMP)].
The book of Proverbs tells us that the power of life and death is in the tounge, in other words, it’s what you say that will determine life or death in your situation (Prov. 18:21). If you’ll have what you say, according to God’s word, ask the Holy Spirit to keep your tounge in check!
“…Even so the tongue is a little member, and it can boast of great things. See how much wood or how great a forest a tiny spark can set ablaze!” (James 3:2-5)